From: bruce maccabee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 11:26:18 -0500 Fwd Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 11:19:16 -0500 Subject: Re: DISCOVERY CHANNEL feedback >From: email@example.com >Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 14:45:13 -0600 (CST) >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: DISCOVERY CHANNEL feedback >Regarding the hypothesis that some of the bright lights seen in >the sky to the west of Phoenix on March 13 were flares, Bill >Hamilton writes: >> The magnesium flares burn bright white, not orange or yellow, >> but this has never been addressed by the skeptics. >Could white flares seen at a great distance look orange because of >Rayleigh scattering in the atmosphere? (This is the effect which >causes the setting sun to look orange.) >-George Fergus Interesting suggestion, but the reddening of the sun is a result of light traveling through several hundred miles of atmosphere just after sunrise or just before sunset. I doubt that light travwling through 30 or so miles of clear atmosphere would be noticeably reddened. If the atmosphere were very hazy over this distance it might be possible.
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